Instant Pot Red Beans and Rice is an easy no-soak version of the classic Cajun recipe. Enjoy for a festive Mardi Gras meal or prep it ahead of time for a simple weeknight dinner!
Set a 6-quart Instant Pot to the sauté function. Add 1 tablespoon of oil along with the cut sausage. Cook for 3-4 minutes or until sausage begins to brown. Remove from the pot and let drain on a paper towel plate.
Add red beans and sausage along with the Worcestershire sauce, paprika, cayenne pepper, oregano, basil, thyme, salt, pepper, and bay leaves. Stir to combine.
Set the Instant Pot to High pressure and cook for 50-55 minutes. (50 minutes for firm beans and 55 minutes for softer beans.). Allow a 10-minute natural pressure release.
While the beans are cooking, cook rice and water on the stovetop according to package directions.